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Today’s recipe is the result of three very different things. . .
1) a family interest in running
2) a Natural Spa Party Planning Guide
3) a gluten free diet
There really will be a recipe for gluten free crackers at the end . . . bear with me while I explain how it all came about (or just scroll down to see it).
Family Interest in Running
H. and the twins have run a few 5Ks over the last couple years. (OK – I prepared for and ran one also, but I haven’t run a day since!) Last fall, all three boys began running with a local cross country team. They have some amazing coaches, and we were introduced to a world of running we never knew existed. We read the book, Born To Run, by Christopher McDougal and were absolutely fascinated. The Tarahumara people featured in the book eat a lot of chia seeds. I’d been using chia seeds here and there, but this renewed our interest in them. H. looked up recipes for pinole and iskiate, and I started including them in smoothies and snacks.
Kitchen Stewardship may be the first blog I ever started reading. Its a wealth of information, recipes and ideas related to preparing real food. Katie recently put together this new e-book:
I got to be a recipe tester for this project. The book truly is a complete guide (details below) – the only thing missing is a guest list and the supplies to make the recipes. There are even instructions for hosting a gift making party if you’re not a “spa treatment” person (like me)! So, what recipe did I test?
Gluten Free Diet
Several years ago we discovered that eliminating the majority of gluten from H.’s diet significantly improved his complexion. Outbreaks of what looked like severe acne (the doctors had labeled it rosacea) became nearly non-existent. His digestion also improved. I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen, so trying out various gluten free grains and recipes has become part of my kitchen life. I was thrilled to test the gluten free version of Katie’s famous cracker recipe. What’s a cracker recipe doing in a spa party guide? Well, the book is so complete that it even includes recipes for real food party snacks!
In my kitchen, those three things add up to:
Gluten Free Chia Seed Crackers
They’re thin, crispy and flavorful. They’re really yummy. I guard them fiercely when they come out of the oven so the kids won’t devour all four pans in less than ten minutes. When they are cool, I have to hide them in the cupboard so I won’t eat a few every time I walk by the container.
Here’s a picture of the dough rolled out and cut on the back of a rimmed cookie sheet.
Other Flavor Options for Gluten Free Crackers
The possibilities that this recipe holds are endless. I’m already planning several other possible flavors.
- Garlic Poppyseed
- Sesame Onion
- Tomato Basil
- Cinnamon Spice
More Details on the Party Planning Package
Package includes all three books pictured (a $20.97 value) for $9.95 (only until Friday, October 17).
You can even purchase a group license that will allow you to give away (party favors?) up to 20 copies each of the two supporting books for $29.95.
- Three different party planning options
- Sample invitations, supply lists and other printables
- Party agendas and preparation to-do lists
- A tutorial on using scrubs
- Recipes for a myriad of facial treatments and foot scrubs; all use ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!
- Recipes for party food – I might go to a party just to eat that food
Like most e-book packages, the purchase comes with some fun bonuses. You can go here for more details.
You can find lots more information about the whole package by clicking on the image below.
Which cracker flavor do you think I should try next?